Modern Moves Postdoctoral Associate Francesca Negro is performing across Europe this summer in several high profile events: On the 24th of May, at the Budapest Salsa Festival, she will perform in a new salsa choreography created by the Lisbon-based dancers Nuno and Vanda for their group, Salsa Stage. On the 21st and 22nd of June, she will participate in the Criola Festival 2014 at Alicante, performing with António Bandeira, one of the first instructors of Kizomba in Europe. They will also participate in a Summer Dance Workshop at the Château de Ligoure, France, between the 10th and 17th of July, where they will present on Angolan Semba, and use the occasion to develop some reflections on the cultural and political exchanges between Cuba and Angola in the realm of music and dance.
Our fifth Moving Group was dedicated to an exploration of tango music and dance, and it involved a double bill. First, we heard Dr Kendra Stepputat, ethnomusicologist from the University…